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Arcoxia is a medication commonly used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Etoricoxib is the active ingredient in Arcoxia. Etoricoxib belongs to a group of medicines called Coxibs. It works by blocking the action of COX-2 enzymes, which are responsible for inflammation and pain in the body, which in turn cause swelling and inflammation as part of the immune system response to tissue trauma.
Arcoxia is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic low back pain, acute pain, and gout. It helps to reduce the pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints and muscles of people aged 16 years and older suffering from these conditions. Arcoxia is available in doses of 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg tablets, and should be taken as directed by a healthcare professional.
Uses and Dosage
To use Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) tablet, follow the instructions provided by your doctor, as well as the dosage and administration information on the label. Generally, Arcoxia tablets are taken orally with or without food, depending on your doctor's instructions. The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water and should not be crushed or chewed.
Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, as well as all the prescription, nonprescription, and herbal medicines you are taking, to avoid any potential interactions with Arcoxia tablets.
The appropriate dosage of Arcoxia will depend on the condition being treated, as well as individual factors such as age, weight, and response to treatment. Consult a doctor before using Arcoxia, who will determine the appropriate dosage based on your individual needs.
The recommended dosage of Arcoxia is 60 mg once daily for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and 120 mg once daily for acute pain conditions. Dosage may be adjusted based on individual response and tolerability.
Common Side Effects of Arcoxia (Etoricoxib):
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Fluid retention/edema of the feet
- Heart palpitations
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mouth ulcers
- Shortness of breath
Serious Side Effects of Arcoxia (Etoricoxib):
- Blood in stools
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain or heart palpitations
- Darkened urine
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting blood
- Yellowing skin or eyes
Form and strength
Arcoxia (Etoricoxib) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 60 mg
- 90 mg
- 120 mg
- 60 mg
- 90 mg
- 120 mg
- Arcoxia may cause a similar allergic reaction to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in individuals who have had such reactions in the past.
- Arcoxia may cause fluid retention and swelling, especially in people with heart failure, hypertension, or renal disease.
- Arcoxia may cause serious skin reactions, including Stevens - Johnson syndrome, which is a rare but severe skin condition.
- Arcoxia may cause stomach or intestinal problems, including ulcers or bleeding, particularly in people who have had such issues with other NSAIDs.
- Arcoxia may increase blood pressure in some individuals.
- Arcoxia may interact with other medications, including blood thinners, aspirin and other NSAIDs, and diuretics.
- Arcoxia may slightly increase the risk of heart attack and stroke and should not be used in individuals who have had heart problems or a previous stroke.
- Arcoxia should be used with caution in individuals with liver or kidney disease.
- Do not take Arcoxia if you are allergic to Arcoxia or any of its ingredients.
- Etoricoxib should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless advised by a doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Arcoxia be taken with other medications?
Arcoxia can interact with certain medications, so it is important to inform your doctor about all medications that you are taking including prescription, non-prescription and herbal medicines.
Is Arcoxia addictive?
Arcoxia is not addictive and does not have the potential for abuse or dependence.
Can Arcoxia be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Arcoxia should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless specifically directed by a doctor.
Is Arcoxia safe for long-term use?
Arcoxia's safety for long-term use has not been established. Use Arcoxia for the shortest duration possible at the lowest effective dose to reduce the risk of side effects.
It's important to purchase Arcoxia from verified Canadian pharmacy.